Ceramics Southern Africa (CSA) has a rich history spanning over 40 years.
Founded in 1972, it was originally known as the Association of Potters in Southern Africa and became the official national representative body of potters. In 1975 the first Corobrik National Exhibition was held in Cape Town, and since then it has become tradition to have annual Regional Exhibitions held in four provinces: Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. Every three years we collectively celebrate the Corobrik National Biennale; this year it will take place in Johannesburg from the 6th to the 19th of September.
In the Western Cape, we will hold our 2020 Western Cape Regional at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville. This gallery is home to the Clay Museum, which not only showcases a permanent collection of contemporary and traditional ceramics, but also hosts regular
exhibitions for our CSA members. CSA Western Cape has had a long history of partnership with the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery as they share our passion for ceramics and supporting our local artists. Our last National Exhibition was held there in 2018 and has been one of our most successful exhibitions to date.
At our exhibitions we celebrate the work of up and coming artists in our New Signatures section as well as the ceramics of our more experienced members in the Premier Section. It is also with appreciation that our Fellows of Ceramics Southern Africa will exhibit their ceramics.
These exhibitions are always juried by well known personalities in the art industry, ensuring that the work selected is of the highest standard. For this year’s Regional we are excited to have Kim Sacks as our opening speaker and awards judge. Kim has worked with clay for more than 45 years and has been involved in training some of South Africa’s prominent ceramic artists. She is the owner of the “Kim Sacks Gallery and School of Ceramics”. We are also excited to have two other selectors, the ceramic artist Abongile Ntsane, and Erika Elk, the Executive director of the Craft and Design Institute.
In addition to the juried section of the exhibition there is an Invitational Theme section that is open to all members. This year the theme is “2020 Vision” which is subject to interpretation and creativity. There will also be a “Wall of Plates” on exhibition, a striking and popular installation.
The awards prizes for our Regionals have been sponsored by Cape Pottery Supplies, The Cape Gallery and Reinders Potters Supplies. As
always, we appreciate their ongoing support.
Venue: Rust-en-Vrede Gallery & Clay
Museum, 10 Wellington Road, Durbanville
Western Cape Regional Exhibition Opening:
Sunday 15 June 2020 at 11h00
Exhibition ends: 8 July 2020
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